I am now back to Hong Kong with a lot of treasurable memories of Tokyo and this beloved heritage hotel, and in particular, the wonderful hospitality that have been given to us so generously by the team there. We stayed here for four nights druing the Christmas time. Marie Antoinette Mori san who's the Chief Concierge of the Hotel has been leading her team to the highest standard on earth. She speak excellent English and her team as well so no worries on communiation in Tokyo nowadays. Whatever you can think of, whether it is before the trip of druing the trip or even after the trip, they will do their best to help you. Words just can’t express how we appreciated and how we were touched towards all that have been given to us by the team.
We asked for a lot during and well before the trip happens back in summer this year. We asked them to helped us to pre-book quite a number of restaurants during Christmas time and they did exactly what we wanted (of course with some limtiation due to the restaurant themselves that can't promise a window seat during the peak Christmas season), and all those restaurants offer fantastic view over all the different illumination druing Christmas time in Tokyo.
Also a big thanks to the team in helping us to pre-arranging the skytree packages for us which allow us to go up to the top in the very morning without queuing up at the ticket counter, and so lucky we also have a fine weather that day morning, and we, as the early bird, did get the worm to have the luck to see the Mt. Fuji on the skytree top, with excellent visibility. It was really our luck to have them to arrange all these for us.
We also purchased a total of six packages of different products from the amazon.co.jp and asked them to deliever to the Hotel before we check in. The team in the Hotel just followed very closely on all my purchase ordered and inform me promptly whenever any one of them has arrived, giving me the greatest level of peace of mind.
And of course I have to mention the Strawberry Cake, and top grade fresh strawberry and the Champagne that have been pre-arranged at our request were all wonderfully prepared, and the team was so thoughtful that they included a molten chocolate bath for our strawberry without us asking for such in advance! We did have a very joyful and excited Christmas Eve that night, thanks to all of their hard work in getting us to this point.
The hotel itself was the best heritage hotel that I have stayed in so far, though the room is of a smaller size but with the limitation of the heritage building itself these are surely one of its own characteristic. The shower and the water pressure were both excellent and very comfortable, the rain shower was the best that I have used ever, with the powerful waterfall engulfing your whole body, and you never want to get out of that rain shower for sure once you are in. The temperature control of the shower was as precise as you want, with every little turn of the temperature knob it gives you a very precise change in temperature, it was so comfortable.
Our last minute (really a last mintue as I only asked for that the day before our departure to Tokyo) request for a hotel transfer was also arranged flawlessly and that have enabled us to reach to Tokyo downtown much earlier than planned and allowed some free time for us to have a drink on the 7/F of New 丸の内 building before coming back for the in-room Christmas Eve celebration.
You won't be disappointed with all these and I would highly recommend anyone travelling to Tokyo to consdier this Hotel. They are located right on top of the Tokyo Station, a station that could lead you to anywhere in Japan as it is the mecca of all trains in Japan. The sound proof of the room was really good given the proximity of the heavy train traffic just downstair and I can tell you that you won't feel or hear the train noise at all.
The bed sheet was smooth enough, the bed was about right (though not the best that I have tried before), and there was free wi-fi, an i-phone dock (for those who use galaxy, you can jsut purchase a samdock, which I did, from amazon which will give you the access capability to use the i-phone dock same as if you have an iphone), the temperature control was excellent as well. There is also a humidity control unit which you can use to add on some humidity to the room as it would be dry in Japan during winter time. There were two bottles of chilled complimentary water in the fridge for you to use. There are just so many that I can't list them out one by one and you have to try this and experince this wonderful experience while you are in Tokyo.
I didn't use the spa and fiteness facilities so I cannot comment on those but I have taken a quick view of the site which is very good indeed. There are also a lot of restaurant of the Hotel in B1F that you can try.
For sure I am totally satisfied with this Hotel and next time if I am in Tokyo for an overnight stay, this one would be my top choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Tokyo, Japan HotelOne hundred years of experience has prepared us to move forward to the next generation. The Tokyo Station Hotel has a rich history, and is proudly a designated Important Culture Property of Japan. This Central Tokyo hotel preserves its deep rooted heritage and provides guests contemporary accommodations and unparalleled hospitality. The luxury guestrooms are housed in the hotel's iconic red-brick building, and over the past century have been called home by famous writers and prominent worldwide figures. The hotel is located in the heart of Tokyo, Japan overlooking the Imperial Palace. The Tokyo Station Hotel is directly connected to the JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi, for convenient travel throughout Japan. The hotel is also located just 30 minutes from the Haneda Airport Station by Tokyo Monorail; and 60 minutes from the JR Narita Airport Station by Narita Express. ... more less
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